Williamsburg, Batavia moving up in SBC-N baseball

Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball squads have been tacking on some victories of late. Williamsburg and Batavia have been playing almost flawlessly. Goshen and Glen Este have also been turning in above .500 efforts.


The Wildcats clawed East Clinton 6-1 as winning pitcher Ryan Penny fired a two-hitter at the hapless Astros in this Southern Buckeye Conference National Division game. Brandon Ballhaus had two hits and Craig Barrett scored two runs to pace the Blue and White’s offense.

Ballhaus hurled a three-hitter as Williamsburg ripped apart Ripley 11-1 in five innings. Josh Ross had a pair of hits, runs scored, and runs batted in, Shannon Smith had three hits, two runs scored, and three runs batted in, Barrett had two hits and drove in three teammates, Justin Hines had two hits and plated two mates, and Penny and Cameron Shaw tallied two runs apiece.

The Blue Jays succumbed to the ‘Cats in the second game of the doubleheader between these non-conference adversaries. This time the Blue and White won out 12-1 in a six-inning rout. Adam Schueler was the triumphant moundman allowing just five hits and striking out eight opponents. Hines had three hits, scored a couple of runs, and hit in two more, Shaw had two hits, three runs scored, and two runs batted in, Ballhaus had two hits and four runs batted in, Smith had three base raps and knocked in two more ‘Cats, and Schueler assisted himself with three hits and three runs scored.